I'd like to see a visualization of ages of federal employees. I'm worried we lost an entire generation. We need more young people!--annon
This weekend my son is graduating from high school. And, I can say--without bias--that he is a brilliant, talented, extraordinary young man. He sees the frustration of trying to do good work in government and asks, "Why do you do it, Mom?"
But this isn't about me. It's about him, and making public service attractive to the best, the brightest, and the most talented--like him and his classmates. Not because government is a "secure" job, but because government is where good people go to do good work. Because government is where innovation is happening. Because government can help you change the world. Because public service is challenging and rewarding.
What will it take to for Joe and his classmates to bring the future into government? As was said, we need more young people. Discuss.
[I am going off the grid for the next few days to celebrate some family time. Be back next week.]